Bay Area Medical Center's speech-language pathologists specialize in communication disorders as well as swallowing disorders for patients of all ages. Speech therapy collaborates with other healthcare professionals, working as part of a multidisciplinary team to best serve the unique needs of each patient. Speech services begin with initial screening for communication and swallowing disorders and continue with diagnosis, consultation, intervention and treatment.
How can speech therapy help you?
Speech therapy is an essential part of the multidisciplinary team and is beneficial for any patient experiencing difficulty with speech, language or swallowing.
What does speech therapy treat?
Speech therapy treats a variety of diagnoses/conditions, including but not limited to: aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, dementia, ALS, head and neck cancers, Huntington's disease, developmental delays, orofascial myofunctional disorders, paradoxical vocal fold movement, stuttering, stroke, vocal fold nodules, polyps or paralysis, nervous system disorders, prematurity/low birth weight, cleft lip/palate, brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injury.
What types of treatments are provided?
- Articulation therapy.
- Cognitive therapy.
- Services for pediatrics and adults.
- Speech and language therapy.
- Swallowing treatment.
- Videofluoroscope swallow studies.
- Voice therapy.